Rome is the capital of Italy. It played a major role in European history as the seat of the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the cradles of Western civilization.
Rome, also known as The Eternal City, has a history going back more than 2,500 years. It is now one of the most-visited cities in the EU. It is home to many international companies, and also an important hub of fashion and design. The Vatican City, an independent country, is located within its boundaries. This is an automatic compilation of DW content about Rome.
Some of the earliest women to speak publically about Harvey Weinstein’s allegedly predatory behavior were Italian. But while women are rallying around the alleged victims in North America and elsewhere, the reception online and in the media in Italy has been marked by what could be called… classic victim blaming. Megan Williams has more from Rome.
Two Italian regions voted last Sunday in a non-binding referendum to gain more control over their own regional affairs. As Megan Williams reports from Rome, they are being careful to distance themselves from the separatists in Spain, but nevertheless, their votes reflect a burgeoning trend across Europe.
There's been a sharp fall in the number of migrants arriving in Italy. In the first half of August, there were 73% fewer arrivals than the same period last year. Experts say there could be a number of reasons for the drop. Flavio Di Giacomo is spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration, or IOM in Rome. He says one of the reasons is the situation in Libya.